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Wanted Houthi leader killed in coalition raid

Reuters/Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Filed on April 24, 2018 | Last updated on April 24, 2018 at 08.11 am
Saleh Al Samad.- Reuters file photo
Saleh Al Samad.- Reuters file photo

Saleh Al Samad was the most senior Houthi official to be killed by the coalition since it intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015.

The administrative chief of Houthi-controlled northern Yemen was killed in a Saudi-led coalition air raid last week, Houthi-run television reported on Monday.

Saleh Al Samad was the most senior Houthi official to be killed by the coalition since it intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 to try and push back the Houthis.

The Houthis' Al Masirah TV said Al Samad was killed on Thursday in Hodeidah province. Al Samad was second on the coalition's most wanted list of Houthi leaders, after the group's leader Abdel-Malek Al Houthi.

The coalition had offered a $20 million reward for any information that led to Al Samad's capture, according to Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya TV.

 


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